Dagor-nuin-Giliath: An Illustrious Debate

Discussion in 'Debates' started by Aulë, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Aulë

    Aulë The Larrikin

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    Welcome one and all to the upcoming debate between Nóm and Turgon.

    They shall be debating the topic (as requested by Turgon):
    "The elves and the dwarves were both excellent craftsmen - yet which of the two races was the better?"

    The debate shall last two weeks from the first post, and the three judges are as follows:
    • Arvedui
    • Gothmog
    • Eledhwen
    I see no need to remind the debators of the rules established for debates within TheTolkienForum.
    As Turgon came up with the topic, I believe that Nóm shall be choosing her stance and posting first.
    Game on. :)
     
  2. Confusticated

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    Thank you, Aule, for hosting this Battle Under the Stars.

    Though I believe those rules were established for the old tournament, and this is to be a friendly and non-traditional debate. In fact he and I have already decided which side each will take, and I would like to ask him to post first, if he will?

    :)
     

  3. Aulë

    Aulë The Larrikin

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    I meant more along the lines of debating etiquette- I wasn't expecting you to start hurling vulgar abuse at each other by any means though. ;)
     
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    Turgon Ghost-King of Gondolin

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    I will be taking the side of the dwarves in the upcoming debate, and I shall make my first post tomorrow night, which is Friday I think.

    Looking forward to a good debate.

    Nom - I trust you will refrain from hurling vulgar insults at me for the duration?

    :D
     

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    Turgon... :eek:

    If (only if) you have not put together an opening yet, would you mind if I go ahead and open? I've just been thinking about the debate and the idea of opening is growing on me.

    But if you do already have a post together, it is no problem at all really and I insist that you use it... anything I would say in opening can be said throughout the debate, and I want to see yours. Either way is fine.

    Let me know? :)
     
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    I appreciate this everyone, but I'm not going to be able to do this right now. I'd like to say we might do it later, but I don't think that will happen.

    But thanks everyone, especially Turgon.

    I apologise for anyone's troubles from this.